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3 Balls Of Fire: Somewhere On The Deep Blue Pacific ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Somewhere On The Deep Blue Pacific is a Soul and Passion kind of CD and I mean Soul and
Passion with the big S and P. You don't have to be a surf rock fan or a rock 'n' roll maniac to listen
to 3 Balls Of Fire. These gifted musicians make Somewhere On The Deep Blue Pacific's 12
instrumental tracks reach for the stars.
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Aloha Screwdriver: The Haunted Planet ...by Justin Hayes
What a cool, fun band! Aloha Screwdriver is an instrumental surf, rock and twang trio based in
Alameda, California. Their songs have been featured on History Channel's American Pickers. The
Haunted Planet is Aloha Screwdriver's 11-track, all-instrumental CD. It has enough boo-factor to
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Aloud: It's Got To Be Now ...by Emma Jade Gunn


When I heard Aloud, it reminded me of the halcyon days when there was an amazing female and
dynamic male voice lending fullness and panache to beautifully and powerfully written songs.
What? What? WHAT? Did I really just compare Aloud to Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Kenny of The
Inkspots? Oh, baby, I sure did! It's a treat beyond compare to get a new duo trading out like the old
days. I can't tell you how hot damn good these guys are.

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Amino Acids, The: Destroy the Warming Sun! ...by Lisabeth Posthuma
If hyperactivity were communicated in sound wave, the result would be The Amino Acids'
sophomore release, Destroy the Warming Sun! This album is a satirical, retrospective nod to
1960's B movies with UFOs floating via visible fishing wire!
Apache 65: Kingdom Of The Snake ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Psychedelic surf? Yes, some of that. Spaghetti? Most definitely. Soul? You get that, too. Let me go
on record, though, as saying Apache 65's DNAis Surf Noir at its tightest, darkest, most incredible
foundation. The band rocks in the abyss and ascends on sheets of lightning on this CD about a
man who, basically, goes crazy and maybe even murderous. I'll watch your back if you'll take
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Apemen, The: 7+ Inches Of Love ...by Justin Hayes


7+ Inches Of Love is a deliciously wild CD. Its 20 instrumental tracks are packed to the hilt with a
bodacious collection of surf, garage and hot rod music. Every track is totally cool. There are
absolutely no B-sides on 7+ Inches Of Love. The Apemen demonstrate a prodigious ability to
pump out great music, and pump it out with ferocity. It's an exceptional group of recordings by an
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Aquamarines, The: Off The Radar ...by Emma Jade Gunn


Let's see. So far The Aquamarines have made my heart beat faster than Gene Krupa, stop on a
drop and skip on a trip. They made me see green, envy green. They made me fall in love, get
tummy gooey, and all wide-eyed with gambling fever.
Aquamarines, The: School of Reverb Live! ...by Tess Madsen
This great CD was recorded live at radio station KZSU Stanford. It carries a great variety of surf
rock from every end of the spectrum. You'll hear amped up reverb crazy hot pickin', to melodies
that play on your nostalgic heartstrings ... and most every song in between will have you wigglin'
and movin' all night long.
Aquatudes, The: Unsafe At Any Speed! ...by Justin Hayes
Unsafe At Any Speed! is The Aquatudes' debut 12-track CD. With it, they've wasted no time
climbing into the upper echelons of instrumental bands. The world of instro music can look
forward to a bright future as The Aquatudes turn us on with their terrific sounds. Unsafe At Any
Speed! is a bodaciously excellent collection of original music.
Astroglides, The: Channel Surfing ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Apowerful, double picking phoenix screams through the jungle on wings of reverb. Right from the
first track Channel Surfing With... The Astroglides grabs the jugular, holds on tight and takes you
for a wild ride deep into the Reverb Trench. No let-downs. Consistent quality!
Astroglides, The: Selling Out ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Astroglides have created their own huge sound. It's an outrageous, delicious sound that I
love. What can I say about this incredible CD? It's totally bodacious. It sent Emmy into a tail
wagging frenzy. What can I say about The Astroglides? They're totally cool!
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B11: Debut Album ...by Stephen L. Robbins
Ahefty chunk of Lou Donaldson, Henry Mancini, some Stevie Wonder and a few more can get
your pulse racing and lips twitching into a smile. Billed as "B11 is Vitamin for the Soul," this
professional jazz group offers everything from surf to funk and jazz to reggae. Then they funk up
the surf, jazz out the reggae and deliver fantastic sounds.
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Bensusan, Pierre: Encore ...by Duke
Pierre Bensusan is world renowned as the "Mozart of Guitar." Encore elegantly takes listeners on
the journey Bensusan traveled to become, in a phrase, The Best of the Best. Named Album of the
Month for December 2013 by Spain's ultimate guitar magazine, Guitarra Total, this 40th
Anniversary collection of songs captivates as only live performances can.
Bensusan, Pierre: In Concert At The Alberta Rose Theatre In Portland, Oregon ...by Devon Cathlin
I recently discovered Pierre Bensusan, a remarkable man who is on his Fortieth Anniversary Tour.
Imagine: Forty years. More than 3,000 performances spanning the globe. Although I had listened
many, many times to his Encore CD collection, I was in for a very special treat when I saw his live
performance in Portland, Oregon during the USAleg of his Fortieth Anniversary Tour. I was
enchanted by the whole of what I experienced. I simply couldn't take my eyes and ears away from
the stage.
Bevel Emboss: Celluloid ...by Emma Jade Gunn
I can tell good stuff when I hear it and the members of Bevel Emboss are fantastic. If I had any
idea they made instro music this great in Amsterdam, I would have found a way to get there. It's
worth swimming across the pond for, that's for sure! I rocked hard when I listened to the Celluloid
CD.
Bitch Boys: Behind The Hound Dog Walls ...by Stephen L. Robbins
This Slovenian band has everything going for it and no drawbacks, except they're over there and
we're over here. Come on over to the USA, guys. Recorded live at a club called "Hound Dog", the
drama of this group of musicians is to be found in talent!
Bitch Boys: In Heat ...by Duke
My love affair with surf rock has lasted more than 50 years. In that time I've listened to some kickass tunes. But, In Heat offers up some of the best surf music I've ever heard. I'm talking ear
bending, heart pounding, dripping wet, reverb soaked, double picked dynamite.
Blue Giant Zeta Puppies, The: 40 Million Miles To Earth ...by Justin Hayes
Released in October 2012, 40 Million Miles To Earth is an otherworldly, warp drive, two-track
single by The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies. The 'Zeta Puppies have packed more punch and musical
entertainment in those two tracks alone than many 20-song CDs have in their entirety. Who are
The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies? That's a good question.
Bolan, Rolan: Electric Sunset ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Rolan Bolan IS a superhero of music and that doesn't even begin to cover what this dude does
with his voice and lyrics. He doesn't need tights or a cape. Nope. All he needs is his own fabtab
self to fix a girl's need for brilliant days and velvet nights. Rolan's music is an absolute diamond
mine of fresh sounds that will evoke experiences from within, without and every space in
between. His debut album, Electric Sunset, blew my mind, grabbed my heart in a crushing hold,
stopped my breath before it escaped to the ethers, and left me starry-eyed for more.
Bonney & Buzz: Play Rough ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Bonney and Buzz's Play Rough CD is advertised as Surf / Instrumental Rock. It hits on all eight
cylinders in both genres plus a few more. Play Rough is going to cross some barriers because it
definitely, deliciously and defiantly crosses genres with panache and pure power. Simply Great!
Brave New Surf: 20-Track Compilation CD ...by Duke
Brave New Surf is a fantastic CD. It brings together 20 great bands on one disc. Combined, they
serve up a 20-course music feast fit for kings and queens. Get ready for fun and excitement as
Brave New Surf entertains you with 65 minutes of world-class instro surf sounds. This is one CD
you don't want to pass up.
Breakaways, The: Time Surfin' ...by Stephen L. Robbins
I consider the day I was asked to review Time Surfin' to be one of my luckiest. This is a really
fantastic collection of classic style surf rock. The Breakaways are a blast from the past and are
deeply connected to some of the best traditional surf music you're ever going to hear!
Brigantines, The: Ocean Park ...by Stephen L. Robbins
The Brigantines always bring it in spades and their new single, Ocean Park, is no exception. It's a
great mix of old rock 'n' roll sounds updated with modern nuances to bring out the best of its type.
What we have with The Brigantines' Ocean Park is an old sound made modern and, in the
process, better by the talents of the best the Jersey shore has to offer.
Brigantines, The: Vacation! ...by Justin Hayes
With a combination of vocal and instro tunes, Vacation! is a monumental cut above the rest of the
vocally infused albums I've heard in many moons. What makes Vacation! so different and so cool
is that the lyrics are fun, interesting, and tell captivating stories in two and three-minute musical
chapters.
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Cilia, Martin: Surf Explosion ...by Stephen L. Robbins
Is you play guitar for the legendaryAtlantics, you have to be good. Extremely good. Enter Martin
Cilia. Extremely good doesn't begin to cover things when you're talking about his ability with a
guitar. This man can flat get with an axe. Make no mistake about it, he's great. Martin's new
composition, Surf Explosion, is as good as surf music gets. It's performed in the classic surf style
with two guitars, a bass and drums.
Clarke, Mick: Ramdango ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Mick Clarke has released Ramdango, a rockin' new thirteen-song album. With a tantalizing mix of
instrumental and vocal tracks, it covers just about everything I've ever loved in music. It has fifties
sounds, blues sounds, spaghetti sounds, boogie-woogie sounds, breath-taking sounds and
OMG-that's-way-too-cool-for-words sounds.
Classic Rock Instrumentals (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation) ...by Duke
Classic Rock Instrumentals is an outstanding book. It features 29 tunes with plenty of surf and
surf related music, including Pipeline. Each song has notation, tablature and a brief history. An
introduction and notation legend are included.
Cocktail Preachers, The: The Exotic Moods Of ...by Emma Jade Gunn
They had me in their pocket, wet and mushy and melting at the touch of their hands like a
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Hershey's Kiss on a sunny day. Oh, Stevie, Phil, Bruce, Rick! What will I do with you boys? This
CD is going to be my standby on those days when the Em needs some very serious sound
strokes to bring on the Ooooh Factor.
Coconauts, The: Get Coco-naughty! ...by Emma Jade Gunn
One upon a time a group of four Coconauts reentered Earth's atmosphere and landed their
spaceship on Surfy Islands in the South Pacific. Or so the story goes. I believe it's true, just like
my mama should have believed it when I told her pumpkin pie is a meal all by itself. She said I
should stop being naughty and eat dinner. If I'd known then what I know now, I could have told her
naughty is a point of view not to be trifled with. Case in point, Get Coco-naughty!, the debut album
by The Coconauts.
Coconauts, The: I Drove My Car To Heaven ...by Duke
The Coconauts' I Drove My Car To Heaven is an eargasmic delight. The three original
instrumental tunes showcase the depth, diversity and direction of the band. The trio punches out
as much sound as any band with four, five, or even six members. Excellent musicianship and
excellent sounds permeate I Drove My Car To Heaven.
Concaves, The: Warning, Heavy Surf Advisory ...by Tammy Tenino
I've had a few mind-altering experiences come out of Santa Cruz. One of them was Warning,
Heavy Surf Advisory by The Concaves. This power trio takes surf rock music another step further
into new waves of sound. Warning shows the prowess of this talented and highly experienced
group.
Concussions, The: Fall In Love With The Concussions ...by Emma Jade Gunn
What an uber fab band! Sooo, where have they been all of my life? Are they a secret society? Who
are The Concussions? Their album, Fall In Love With The Concussions, is the first of a pair of
CDs this Michigan based instro combo are releasing this year. It definitely whet my appetite for
the second.
Continental Magazine, The: Issue #19 ...by Duke
The Continental Magazine is chock-full of reviews, articles, interviews and timely information
about our favorite genres. In addition to the many hours of fun and enlightening reading, Issue
#19 comes with a free 25-track CD, filled with some of the coolest music by some of the best
bands on today's music scene.
Continental Magazine, The: Issue #19 Compilation CD ...by Tess Madsen
Continental Magazine and Double Crown Records have released a fantastic compilation CD. It's
included free with Issue #19. Get this - there are 25 tracks of the best surf and instro rock music,
played by 25 of the best bands on the planet. 24 tracks are instrumental, one has lyrics, all have
the thing that matters most to me; coolness to the max! The Continental Magazine Issue #19 CD
is a smorgasbord of top instro music.
Cordelia Records: Beyond The Sea ...by Commandante
Straight out of the Cordelia Records laboratory comes the newest compilation. This comp is
mighty fun! You don't have to be ashamed anymore when listening to Barbie Girl, Super Freak,
Take on Me or all the other hits. An ear catcher is an ear catcher!
Cosmic Monster: Cosmic Monster ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
I'd already reviewed one of the tracks from Cosmic Monster on a compilation CD, so I knew I'd be
righteously grooving to the sounds. Six tight tracks on a self-titled debut from Cosmic Monster
chased my blues away. Agreat debut CD and a must-have for any true instrumental surf fan,
regardless of the sub-genre!
CrazyAces: Greatest Hits Volume 2 ...by Emma Jade Gunn
You have to love a group that calls their debut CD Greatest Hits Volume 2, especially when they're
in Nashville and it's a surf CD. Even more so when it also has Spaghetti, Spy and, oh-mygoodness, everything else.
Cubic Feet: The Living End (then and now) ...by Duke
Cubic Feet's new album The Living End then and now is, well, the living end. Imagination,
creativity, quality, great tunes and all of the things we love about music are neatly folded into this
double CD package. There are 21 songs split between the two CDs. Yes, there's great music. But
what really sets this album apart is, literally, then and now.
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Daikaiju: Phase 2 ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Daikaiju is, without a doubt, at the top of their game and at the top of the psycho/interstellar music
pecking order. I'm a huge fan of space rock and Daikaiju's album, Phase 2, has vaulted to the top
of my must-listen-to list. They create vivid, colorful visuals in my mind, telling stories with their
notes, weaving a tapestry that's unassailable. Daikaiju's Phase 2 proves they don't have peers in
their genre.
Danger*Cakes: Dessert First ...by Emma Jade Gunn
I love chicks with licks and these chicks have some serious licks. Danger*Cakes freaking rocks
it, chocks it, clocks it, tick-tocks it and socks it out of the park. Dessert First, baby! Danger*Cakes
is an Austin based all-girl band that sounds and has a stage presence unlike anyone else.
Dessert First is an uber fab ten-track debut CD. Danger*Cakes played and sang their way into
this girl's heart, for sure..
Dead Rocks, The: IL Grilletto D'Oro ...by Justin Hayes
IL Grilletto D'Oro is a neat all-instro CD, housing ten spaghetti and other western style tunes. It
doesn't have any of that watered down, tear-in-your-beer shit. This is ten tracks of western music,
the way western music should be played. The diverse mixture of mood-setting tunes keeps the
interest level at a peak.
Dead Rocks, The: International Brazilian Surfs ...by Justin Hayes
In keeping with what I find to be a great Brazilian tradition, The Dead Rocks are excellent
musicians packing a potent collection of music. Call it 4th wave or new wave, The Dead Rocks'
willingness to push the surf music boundaries makes International Brazilian Surfs a cool
listening experience.
Dead Rocks, The: One Million Dollar Surf Band ...by Justin Hayes

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I want to stress the steadfast high quality that is a hallmark of The Dead Rocks' CDs. Everything
from the music to the production is consistently excellent. Every track is a work of art and stands
on its own. One Million Dollar Surf Band is an appropriate title. The Dead Rocks are wizards at
their craft and take a back seat to nobody.
Dead Rocks, The: Tiki Twist ...by Duke
I love this album a lot. I mean a WHOLE lot. I was in my teens back in the early '60s. That old surf
and rock 'n' roll was, and still is, my thing. The Dead Rocks have captured the sound. Tiki Twist is
an absolutely fabulous CD and brings you eleven outstanding tracks of instro surf and rock 'n' roll.
Deep Eddy: Three-Way Vol. 1 ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Serendipity sent me an e-mail. Just a brief note, really, asking if I was available to review a new
surf release from Deep Eddy Records. I wanted some nostalgic surf rock with a new-found twist
to it. I got all I wanted, and more, with Three-Way Vol. 1. Three phenomenal bands, each
performing three incredible songs. I'd love to see two more albums like this.
Deep Eddy Records Presents: Radical Waves ...by Justin Hayes
What a terrific CD! Deep Eddy Records has scored a hit with Radical Waves, a 24-track
instrumental compilation album. Radical Waves features some of the best bands on today's
music scene. Talk about the ultimate instro lover's delight, this is like musical manna from the
instro gods.
del-Toros: Fifty Knots / 50 Knots ...by Justin Hayes
Grab your ass, hold on tight, and get ready for a wild ride courtesy of a very cool Dutch surf band.
Fifty Knots / 50 Knots is a 7" two-song limited surf punk record on colored vinyl, just like the old
days. Fifty Knots / 50 Knots is a great single. It has everything you'd want in a surf punk vocal and
instrumental record. This baby screams like an Atlas rocket.
Derangers, The: The Legend of Daphne Blue and the Westernmental Sound ...by Tess Madsen
There's Mega cactus and desert and that wonderful Spaghetti Western music. What more could a
gal want? Well, maybe her own copy of The Derangers' The Legend of Daphne Blue and the
Westernmental Sound. Meet Drew Townson. Originally from Dallas, Texas, he moved to Boston
and formed The Derangers. With the beautiful tones of Daphne Blue, Drew's vintage 1961
Stratocaster, The Derangers gigged, toured and recorded from 1990 until 2000. After taking a
decade off, they're back at it. They've combined their favorite music to create the "Westernmental
Sound", playing Spaghetti Western, surf, spy, jazz, instro rock, spooky instro themes and more.
Pick up your copy now because you're burnin' daylight!
Diamondheads, The: Surf Guitar Instrumentals ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
From the opening note The Diamondheads flood your auditory canals with wet, drippy, slappy,
body drenching reverb. This is what it's all about. The pure essence of surf rock. These guys are
just perfect. Theres no other way to put it. Even the name of the band harkens back to the glory
days of surf rock.
Dick Dale at The Hut in Tucson, Arizona ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
The last time Id seen Dick strut his stuff was over a decade ago, back in a tiny brewpub in
Eugene, Oregon, called The Wild Duck. Would the King of the Surf Guitar, the Father of Heavy
Metal, the member of the Musicians Hall of Fame and cancer survivor still be able to bring it like
he did as a young kid on the beaches of Southern California?
Dick Dale: Calling Up Spirits ...by Duke
Dick Dale's powerful playing in the '50s and '60s was enormously influential. Not only did it set
the trend of that time, it also set the stage for the musical eras that followed. Dick Dale
possesses a masterful blend of power and finesse. Here's a look at one of his later albums,
Calling Up Spirits!
Dick Dale In Concert ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
The Wild Duck shook as he rocked us with his double picking, string-bending, mind-blowing
music. I was pumped, the crowd was pumped, the whole damn place was pumped. It was music
in its purest form. From the Wild Duck Music Hall in Eugene, Oregon, Cerulean Ravenwing rocks
out with The King of the Surf Guitar!
DingDong Records: Monsters Of Surf ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Monsters Of Surf was just what I needed to perk me up so I could howl at the moon. Monsters Of
Surf totally lives up to its name. All of these bands are monsters in the surf world today. Loud,
powerful, stomping their foes and devouring whole villages in their path, they are true monsters.
Dirty Fuse: Dirty Fuse ...by Justin Hayes
I'd been looking forward to hearing Dirty Fuse's self-titled CD, Dirty Fuse. I finally got the chance
and was not disappointed. The CD not only lived up to my expectations, it surpassed them. Dirty
Fuse is a 12-track, all-instro CD. It's packed with 30 great minutes of surf and plenty of good oldfashioned fun.
Dirty Fuse: Lost Riders ...by Justin Hayes
Hailing from Athens, Greece, Dirty Fuse does their country's music scene proud. They prove that
instrumental music is alive and well in all corners of the world. Lost Riders is a terrific 7" vinyl
(Yes, VINYL) record. There is some great stuff embedded in those grooves.
Docteur Legume: La Planete Sauvage ...by Duke
I had the pleasure of meeting Massimiliano Bocchio, aka Docteur Legume, a couple of years
ago. He'd posted some information about his music at a forum we were running. His new record,
La Planete Sauvage, is another brilliant work of art. Once again, Docteur Legume demonstrates
his mastery of many instruments.
Doug Barron: Surf Trax ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Doug Barron. Dougie. Dougie. Dougie. What is a girl to do with you, honey? I was taken to
Barron's Land of Surf. I hoped for some new surf music because, well, Dougie's from Canada,
you know? Surf music with a Maple Leaf twist. See? NEW. SURF. MUSIC. I'm thinking wahoo,
baby. Now I know what a girl does with you.
Dynamic Subarashii, The ...by Duke
This trio of Midwesterners prove that you don't have to live near the ocean to ride the surf rock
music wave. This CD houses some terrific stuff, courtesy of some very high caliber musicians.
These guys can play. And they have imagination. Pass the margaritas, I'm on the beach.
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Edwards, Mae: Hieroglyphs of Emotion ...by Devon Cathlin
Hieroglyphs of Emotion, the second CD in Mae Edwards' Starlette & Saint: AMemoir on Dualism
collection, is "about the innate impetus within us all to communicate." Highly skilled and
extraordinarily talented, Mae's words and music can be both teacher and student. You feel, when
reading and listening, the companionship of a trusted confidant. In every conceivable way, Mae
Edwards' book and CDs deliver. They are at once inspirational, challenging, and knowledgeable
without ever becoming confusing or unsettling.
Edwards, Mae: No Prayers Could Ever Save Me from the Love You Never Gave Me ...by Devon Cathlin
Featuring Starlette & Saint: AMemoir on Dualism. The book and CD collection sows seeds of
introspection so that the listener can grow, then reap a harvest of self-understanding. As a
professional seeker of knowledge, I can attest to the profound depth Mae delivers. Mae wrote
Starlette & Saint: AMemoir on Dualism in lieu of CD inserts, much to our delight. Fabulous book! No
Prayers Could Ever Save Me from the Love You Never Gave Me is the first of four CDs in the
collection. Starlette & Saint: AMemoir on Dualism, by the way, has all of the lyrics and music to every
song in the four-CD collection.
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Firstborn: Define Our Generation ...by Justin Hayes
Reminiscent of the early days of heavy metal, Define Our Generation is a deep, moody, powerful CD
by Firstborn, an alternate rock / metal band from Sweden. The band features four accomplished
musicians who deliver their music with plenty of strength and believability. Firstborn included the
lyrics to all of their songs.
Firstborn: Old Machinery ...by Justin Hayes
These men can play. Their musicianship rates an eleven on a scale of one to ten. Firstborn's EP, Old
Machinery, features four tracks of hard-hitting, hard-driving music. The band's biography claims their
main genre to be alternative metal. Whatever tag you put on it, one thing is for certain, it's balls-to-thewall all of the way.
Forgotten Door: Unlocked ...by Stephen L. Robbins
Every song on Unlocked is beyond the norm, both lyrically and musically. In all truth, when I wrote this
review I kept repeating variations of the words 'lyrics' and 'music' because to do any less would be a
disservice to this stunning group.
Frankie & The Poolboys: The Adventures of Cap'n Coconuts ...by Duke
The Adventures of Cap'n Coconuts is a terrifically fun CD, filled with nostalgia and an abundance of
great music. It's a different kind of instro rock album. It expands the genre's horizons with fantastic
compositions and arrangements. I didn't just listen to Frankie & The Poolboys' The Adventures of
Cap'n Coconuts's, I experienced it.
Frowser: The King With Personality Plus ...by Justin Hayes
The minute The King With Personality Plus begins you can tell this foursome is out to break new
ground. They are blazing their own path and leaving an impressive trail in their wake. Frowser's
sound is textured and dynamic. To be honest, a lot of genres would benefit greatly by adding Frowser
to their playlist.
Fruits de Mer Records: Fruits de Mer Annual 2014 ...by Justin Hayes
What a neat release! The Fruits de Mer Annual 2014 is an eclectic five-song blast. It features three
different bands - The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies, Astralasia, and The Raiders. Annual 2014 will titillate
your senses and tweak your imagination. It's far, far out. I'd say somewhere around Pluto. You're
going to love it.
FUZZnSURF Records: Lost At Sea ...by Duke
It's vinyl. Seven inches of magnificent vinyl. Lost At Sea literally is groovy. Spin that turntable, lower the
needle and dig those cool grooves. FUZZnSURF Records knows how to stroke a needle. They
picked four very cool, wild-ass surf and garage bands to cut the wax on Lost At Sea. The past meets
the present thanks to FUZZnSURF Records!
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Grande Bois, The: Meltdown ...by Tess Madsen
Ah, yes. It was on another night that you and I were driving through Elkhorn, Wisconsin. We missed a
road sign, took a wrong turn and got lost on Bray Road. It was a dark and stormy night. Wipers were
swishing fast to keep up with the pelting rain and the gas tank was draining fast. We sat huddled
together, fearing the unknown, driving on and on through the darkness. We thought it was the end.
Grendel's Claw: Nostoi ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Whoa. Do these dudes have bunkbeds between the stacks in the library? Do they drink mead from
bronze cups? Taking classic (and I mean CLASSIC) poetry and stories and putting them to music,
Grendel's Claw is a one-two punch of uber coolness.
Grinning Man, The: Watch Where You Point That Thing ...by Emma Jade Gunn
My, my, my. Where are you pointing that laser? Planning to blow Mars out of orbit? Or are you just
blowing Em out of the water? The Grinning Man band is hot enough and transcends time and space
enough to blast a planet or two into the fifth dimension.
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High Fidelics, The: The High Fidelics ...by Justin Hayes
The High Fidelics' self-titled debut album features ten instrumental tracks in multiple styles ... and
it's a doozy. However, what really makes this album exceptional are the four extremely gifted
musicians who are responsible for its inception and its content. It's as much of an educational
experience as it is a musical experience. If I was teaching a music class, I would have my
students study The High Fidelics.
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il Triello: Three Western Tales ...by Stephen L. Robbins
I'm passionate about Spaghetti Western music. I've been that way ever since my introduction to
the music of Ennio Morricone and Dominic Frontiere. Spaghetti Western music has to stir my
imagination. If it doesn't, I'd just as soon not listen to it. So, it was with some trepidation that I
popped Three Western Tales into my CD player and there it stayed, repeatedly. Three Western
Tales not only stirred my imagination, it stirred my soul.
Insanitizers: Whimsical Surf Version 2 ...by Justin Hayes
Whimsical Surf Version 2 is fun. Good old-fashioned party time fun. Everything from the music to
the artwork is a gas. Whimsical Surf Version 2 is an all-instrumental album that packs 17
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Instramentaclees: Music To Swing By ...by Emma Jade Gunn


Larry Levy can throw a pick out there and start a blizzard of base-rageous tunes all by himself.
Music to Swing By is a tribute to the greats of baseball. It's coolness to the uber level of Heaven!
My two favorite things, music and baseball, combined by my favorite dude!
Invisible Surfers, The: Dogs Killa Cat ...by Commandante
This instrumental three-piece combo from Greece plays fast rocking instros in a remarkable
style. In 2002 the band released Dogs Killa Cat. The CD contains 14 songs (12 originals and 2
cover versions). Dogs Killa Cat has everything to make an instro nerd happy ... it is raw, it is
authentic, it is cool!
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Jetpack: Surfin' to No Doubt ...by Wexler
Guitar fans will enjoy playing spot-the-influence (Dick Dale, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Roger
McGuinn...) and the musicianship, which is top-shelf. As far as production, reverb junkies are
assured to get their fix many, many times over with the Jetpack Twin Guitar Attack!
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Kanaloas, The: LetterJacket ...by Duke
Hmmm, I can't review LetterJacket. Well, actually I can, but that would be like me telling you about
a movie while we're standing in line at the box office waiting to see it. I will say this much, though,
LetterJacket is a real record, rocky-rolly-surfy, and way cool.
Kenny Rogers and Len Epand: Making It With Music ...by Stephen L. Robbins
This is an outstanding book, geared toward the business end of music. Making It With Music is
an absolute must-have for serious musicians. The information applies to all musicians of all
genres. The book includes many photographs and sample contracts. Kenny and Len leave
nothing out.
Kill, Baby... Kill!: Corridor X ...by Justin Hayes
I've spent a lot of time listening to music and I have to tell you Kill, Baby... Kill! are Weird ... in a wild
and wonderful way. For example, their new CD, Corridor X, has so many influences, I wonder just
what makes these guys tick. Even the band's name, Kill, Baby... Kill!, is enough to send
shockwaves through my cerebral cortex. Corridor X is 33 minutes of blazing, action-packed,
thrilling, instro music.
Kimmo Kalaja & Friends: Surfpunk! ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Kimmo Kalaja has managed to take a Ramones feel, blend it with some killer surf, and create a
melody-driven, mind-blistering unique sound. Kimmo Kalaja is definitely a force to be reckoned
with and will someday soon be a household name if his solo CD, Surfpunk!, is any indication. An
amazing CD by a phenomenal talent.
Knight, Gina: Drum Lessons Girl ...by Duke
Meet Gina Knight, aka Drum Lessons Girl. Gina is a remarkably talented drummer. Her approach
to the art of drumming is spot on. Exceptionally knowledgeable, she knows how to set the drums
on fire while she deftly executes those "haunt you" rudiments that scare the diddles out of many
drummers.
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Laika & The Cosmonauts: Local Warming ...byAnn Rein
Atruly memorable CD from Laika & The Cosmonauts will be hitting the streets on January 13,
2004, marking the first studio album release in six years for Finland's #1 surf/instro band. Local
Warming offers a dazzling array of genre-crossing music!
Lava Rats, The: Surfing the Magma ...byAnn Rein
Starting sultry like that winding mass of blacktop on a hot summer night and moving into some
vivacious strings popping like the waves off the Point, Surfing the Magma rocks! These guys have
some chops that will make them go far, and that I promise. The Lava Rats have it all!
Los Fantasticos: The Devil Went Down to George Street ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The boys from Brighton are the Bomb. Honest! I would not lead you astray even though the boys
will. They'll lead you to dance with the Devil, tally-ho! on an Iron Horse, play with bulls just off a
famous Spanish surfing beach, and tantalize your senses in a Paris park - after you tango there,
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Los Pocos Locos: Los Pocos Locos ...by Stephen L. Robbins


Los Pocos Locos is filled to the brim with a delicious brew of surf, garage and coolness. Every
song stands on its own and delivers something unique. Los Pocos Locos know how to deliver
their musical messages with power, clarity and finality. If you like surf, power 'n' fuzz, you'll love
Los Pocos Locos!
Los Straitjackets: Damas Y Caballeros! ...by Emma Jade Gunn
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Los Straitjackets' Damas Y Caballeros! CD was recorded live in the summer of 2000 at the
Foothill Tavern in Long Beach, California. This is rock, baby! Woooooo! Emma Jade Gunn
fantasizes, pants and grabs for oxygen, but never asks the one question that begs to be
answered, "Who are those masked men?!"
Los Straitjackets: Supersonic Guitars In 3-D ...by Emma Jade Gunn
This CD is outrageous. Supersonic Guitars In 3-D comes with your very own 3-D glasses. Emma
Jade Gunn does not squeal easily, but those masked guys have gone and done, done, done it
again. She gets the vapors as her hooded hunks stick out in 3-D! Aw, c'mon, get your mind outta
the gutter!
LuchaDora: VIVA! ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Using a radical mixture of genres, this tight trio combines quintessential surf sounds with other
components, creating an intoxicating concoction that can only be called "Surfusion." VIVA! opened
my eyes and proved to me that surf can be fused with other genres and still come out sounding
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Madeira, The: Sandstorm ...by Emma Jade Gunn
There is something about me you need to know. If I were in Indianapolis I would skip the Indy 500
and go see The Madeira. Trust me on this; I drive a classic Corvette Stingray. If I think The Madeira
are better than cars driving in circles, it's abso-emma-tively the real deal.
Madeira, The: Tribal Fires ...by Duke
I'd been reading some good things about The Madeira. My first opportunity to hear their music
presented itself when a copy of Tribal Fires arrived in the mail. After popping it into the CD tray, I
soon realized that all of the enthusiastic comments about the band were well-deserved
accolades.
Man From RavCon, The: Skyscraper ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Man From Ravcon! Wooo! I love this guy! So, I am especially happy to let ya'all know that all
you have to do is go to YouTube to listen to Mike Brown's newest CD, Skyscraper. It's fantasticon
ravalicious rock and you get a free preview! Uber cool. It's like getting birthday presents wrapped
in clear paper so you get to see what gnarly, delish goodies are inside!
Man From RavCon, The: The Traveler ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Mike Brown is The Man From RavCon. What a flyalicious treat his CD, The Traveler, is! Anyone
who likes solid surf, spy, psych-prog, spaghetti western, super uber superb instro songs is going
to AAAAdore The Traveler. As Mike would say, "No need to leave home - just slip on the
headphones, dim the lights, sit back and let the journey begin."
Martini Surfers, The: Welcome to Martini Land ...by Stephen L. Robbins
Welcome to Martini Land gets two Tiki nods. The first nod is for cool music. The second nod is for
a cool 7-inch colored vinyl EP. Welcome to Martini Land boasts four cuts - three instrumentals and
one vocal. All of them are superb thanks to four skillful musicians playing four groovy tunes.
McCulloch, Zoe: Girls with Guitars ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Zoe's credits are remarkable. Take a look at her biography. Talk about a who's who of guitar
players, her bio is enough to make anyone stand up and take notice. It's an enlightening look at
this amazing young lady. Zoe's album, Girls with Guitars, is a 14-track CD that's overflowing with
great music, highlighted by her stellar guitar playing.
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Metalunas, The: Instrumentals of Terror ...by Emma Jade Gunn


Emma Jade Gunn relives the thrills and chills of The Metalunas release. It was recorded, if you
read the small print which (of course!) Lil Em always does, in Horrific Stereo. What we get as a
result is mash to bash, stomp to romp, and beats to heat ya of the most horrific kind and that's a
good thing!
Migrant Worker: The Super Now ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Astudio band who brings in Mum to play the flute just flat tickles me Elmo pink. Technically,
Migrant Worker is an alternative rock band out of the UK who is not only independent, but who
uses cyberspace to make, and then deliver, their fantab music to the masses. Masses. As in you
and me. As in The Super Now is seriously sensational stuff that should NOT be missed. That's
technically. Realistically, we have a throw-your-head-back and shriek with astonishment style. Let
me explain.
Monster Summer Hits Wild Surf CD ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Monster Summer Hits Wild Surf on CD is a find. Deliciously digitized remasters of some old surf
songs by some hard to find artists and a free mini-poster to boot. This remaster is cooler than a
North Shore breeze. The mini-poster is about 9 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches and is a copy of the fantastic
art that graces the cover.
Monsters Of Surf ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
Monsters Of Surf was just what I needed to perk me up so I could howl at the moon. Monsters Of
Surf totally lives up to its name. All of these bands are monsters in the surf world today. Loud,
powerful, stomping their foes and devouring whole villages in their path, they are true monsters.
Mullet Monster Mafia, The: Dogs of the Seas ...by Justin Hayes
The Mullet Monster Mafia are good. They are very, very good. This is one high-octane, in-your-face,
kick-ass band. Dogs of the Seas is an explosive, all-instrumental album with a wild combination
of surf, punk, and hot rod style music. It comes on like a tidal wave and never relents in its ferocity.
Mullet Monster Mafia, The: Power Surf Orchestra ...by Justin Hayes
Balls-to-the-wall power. That's the first thing that comes to my mind when describing The Mullet
Monster Mafia. I'm really high on these guys. They are phenomenal. Power Surf Orchestra ia a
graphic example of their unlimited potential. It is a truly outstanding album by a truly outstanding
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The Nematoads are making my heart go all jelly belly since they recorded their Five Guns West
Texas/Spaghetti CD. Take a ride with The Nematoads through Texas and visit a few water
drenched surfista scenarios, a lot of cowboy cowtowns, a couple of bandit infested badlands and
a place where el diablo vents a lava flow of musical mayhem. The Nematoads rock.
Nematoads, The: Spy Car Mechanic ...by Justin Hayes
The Nematoads' Spy Car Mechanic kicks ass and takes names. It has the horsepower of a funny
car dragster and the intrigue of a James Bond flick. Spy Car Mechanic combines three of my
favorite things ... surf coolness, hot rod music and spy / whodunit chicanery ... into one bodacious
13-track, all-instrumental CD.
No Smoking on Board: Boards And Bikinis ...by Emma Jade Gunn
I've got to put Portugal on my must-visit-soon list. I want to feed those guys grapes and cool them
with palm fronds. My beach chick friends and I have these secret fantasies. Wait until they get a
load of No Smoking on Board's Boards And Bikinis. My friends will bust their own boards and
bikinis.
North of Malibu: Greetings, Surflings! ...by Tess Madsen
These guys rock! North of Malibu's newest CD, Greetings, Surflings!, is out of orbit hotter than hot
... not from a wimped out reflector shield, but powerful heart drawing, body moving drums and
guitars that vie for attention. No need for vocals here. Every song on Greetings, Surflings! pulses
its own story straight to your soul. Step aside surflings. North of Malibu has just landed!
Nuke the Soup: Make Waves Not War ...by Duke
Make Waves Not War offers a truly great listening experience. Eleven tracks give you more than
forty minutes of aural pleasure. The offerings exemplify a band of substance. Mark Davison is a
master at weaving great storylines. He engulfs the listener in a tide of musical exhilaration and
introspection.
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Orions, The: Always Clean And Fresh ...by Justin Hayes
I'm really digging The Orions' debut EP Always Clean And Fresh. It's a high-octane gasser, filled
with four tracks of supercharged instrumental surf music. The Orions have done a stellar job.
Always Clean And Fresh boasts four original outstanding tracks of music. I can't wait to hear more
from these guys in the future.
Os Pazuzus: AMaldio do Surf Sumrio ...by Justin Hayes
Mystery and mayhem are the order of the day on AMaldio do Surf Sumrio and Os Pazuzus
delivers them with power and panache. They don't mess around. Os Pazuzus delivers a knockout
punch right from the get-go. AMaldio do Surf Sumrio is cool, hot, and all points in between.
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Patrick, Matthew: Yard Sale ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Matthew is the answer to my musical dreams! His sound is blues, reggae, rock and country all in
one and he keeps it playing until there is no question he's one in a million. Scratch that. One in
seven billion! He can slide a guitar and bend his voice with silken smoothness.
Phantomatics, The: She Left Her Brain At The Drive-in ...by Justin Hayes
What a monstrously entertaining and gruesomely enjoyable CD! This one takes the cake for
ghoulish fun and spooky shenanigans. She Left Her Brain At The Drive-in is six original tracks of
radical instro surf 'n' party madness. This hair-raising riot is brought to you by The Phantomatics,
a spooktacular surf band from San Antonio, Texas.
Pollo Del Mar: The Golden State ...by Justin Hayes
I never was a surfer dude in spite of a deep desire to be one. I don't even own a surfboard. So,
what should a self-respecting wanna-be King of Surf do? Decide that when faced with this
particular dry reality, a wet fantasy might serve just as well. Enter Pollo Del Mar: The Golden State.
It was destiny!
Popov, Roman: '50s & '60s Instrumental Music ...by Justin Hayes
Man, do we ever dig this guy. Roman Popov has a great musical mind. He is from Russia and
describes his compositions as "...music of 50-60 years style." Roman's music is richly textured
and beautifully orchestrated. For some strange reason I keep thinking of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Pyronauts, The: Live from the Pit ...by Duke
Talk about party animals, The Pyronauts take the cake! There is something about these guys.
That special, intangible something that has PARTY written all over the place. Their energy is
highly contagious. Live from the Pit is filled with primo music and musicianship that spans
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Razorblades, The: Get Cut ...by Justin Hayes
Get Cut by The Razorblades takes you there, way out there, alternating between a roaring wave
and a billowy cloud of sounds. Get Cut is filled to the brim with exceptionally good surf music.
Everyone, including the purists, will enjoy this CD! I can see these guys going far and riding the
wildest wave into surf music history.
Razorblades, The: Snapshots From The Underground ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Dear friends and friends of friends of friends, I ask you as a fellow traveler on the journey - don't
bogart the new Razorblades CD. These blades cut right to the quick and that's summum bonum the highest good. The Razor dudes are, by their own statement, moving on to new ground and
reinventing their sound.
Razorblades, The: The Dark Side of the Beach ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Dark Side of the Beach blew the dust bunnies right off my laptop. This is seriously delicious
ear candy. The Razorblades did it right with The Dark Side of the Beach. Talk about some smokin'
tunes, The Razorblades pegged my heat-meter on sizzle. These guys are hot, hot, hot!
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Red Button, The: As Far As Yesterday Goes ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Asonic gem, As Far As Yesterday Goes delivers a dozen tracks reminiscent of sun-filled days in
meadows and rain-drenched city streets. Can you remember when songs got stuck in your head
and you couldn't help but hum them long after the music itself swirled into the mist? In a nutshell,
the Red Button evokes that reaction.

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Rev Hank: Longhorn ...by Duke


Longhorn isn't just a stellar album, it's a guitar clinic. Rev Hank, a.k.a. Michael Diabo, is an
incredible guitar slinger. His string pyrotechnics are electrifying. Longhorn is one of those rare
albums that compels you to play it again and again. It's impossible to wrap around everything
that's happening the first time, or even the second time you listen.
Roland EP-9 Digital Piano ...by Duke
The Roland EP-9 is an excellent, durable, full 88-key piano. Mine has been in use for nearly 20
years and still works as well as the day it was purchased.
Ruppe, John: Double Agent ...by Duke
Wow, what a blast from the past! With double-picked glissandos, dripping reverb and a cool surf
beat on the drums, John Ruppe's Double Agent is a real gas! It has all of the cloak 'n' dagger,
mystery and suspense of the '50s/'60s action-adventure, spy, secret agent and private
investigator television shows and movies.
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Secret Samurai, The: Zanshin ...by Duke
Just when you think you've heard it all, along come The Secret Samurai. These men are
extremely good. The amazing quality of their refreshingly unique music is punctuated by their ultra
high-caliber musicianship. The Secret Samurai's second release, Zanshin, boasts an awesome
assault by guitarist Ryan Ruiz.
Skurkarna: ACrimewave Escapade ...by Justin Hayes
If I were making a noir gumshoe movie, Skurkarna's ACrimewave Escapade would be my first
pick for the soundtrack. ACrimewave Escapade combines excellent style, superb musicianship
and great imagination into villainous acts of delinquency. Skurkarna must have met Dick Tracy's
'Rogues Gallery' somewhere in time.
Slim Wray: Sack Lunch ...by Cerulean Ravenwing
I eagerly awaited Sack Lunch by a twosome straight from the mean, gritty streets somewhere
near Flatbush, a duo calling themselves Slim Wray. Once the tunes were in hand I cranked up the
sound system, popped 'em in and lost myself in what can best be described as a cross between
The Ramones, Link Wray and The Seeds: a little bit punk, tweaked fuzz and distortion and a
strong, '60s garage band sound melded together into a slap-yo-mama-silly sensory experience
that left me wanting more than the 12 tracks Sack Lunch provided.
Spaceguards: Multivision ...by Justin Hayes
Multivision is an extraordinary and eclectic instrumental album. It combines various elements of
surf, space, punk, hot rod and spaghetti western into an unusually compelling mix of sounds. The
interstellar overtones let your imagination run wild. Multivision conjures up the awe and mystery of
space.
Spruiker: Music for toe-tappin FREAKS ...by Tammy Tenino
The original tunes are chock full of fast guitars just as you'd anticipate from a vintage surf rock
band. Baby, it just doesn't get any better than this! I can't imagine not having a copy of Music for
toe-tappin FREAKS in my car, in my bedroom, in my living room, at work, at the beach,
mountains, desert, Australia, USA, the moon.
Sun Protection Factor Four, The: Surf-n-Turf ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Not only am I totally enamored of Surf-n-Turf, I need The Sun Protection Factor Four. You'd have to
be brain dead not to get a huge jolt of sun, sand and waves euphoria when you pop Surf-n-Turf
into your player. Surf-n-Turf is a surf, spaghetti, rock-it-on disc with 13 fab all-original instrumental
songs. SPF-4's Surf-n-Turf is a musical blast of protection. I'm not going anywhere without my
SPF-4.
Sunny Boys, The: FreebOObin' ...by Stephen L. Robbins
FreebOObin' is the perfect album for those times you want to listen to something different. Its 10
tracks are filled with power pop, punk, and a bit of beach music. The Sunny Boys have an
impressively wide range of vocal styles which always keep things refreshing and exciting.
Surf Guitar (Creative Concepts Publishing Corp) ...by Duke
Surf Guitar is filled with 30 outstanding classics and some great, hard-to-find transcriptions,
including Balboa Blue, Penetration and Surfer's Stomp. Each song has notation, tablature, chord
symbols and, where applicable, lyrics. The book includes playing tips and information about
reading tab.
Surf Nation: Music for Dangerous Activities ...by Emma Jade Gunn
When I say these guys sizzle, I mean the middle of July five o'clock rush hour in Tucson, Arizona
sizzle. Surf Nation is hot! Ahighly polished and professional sound mixed liberally with wit and
fun. I'm talking A#1 high gloss Shinola, baby! And I supplied ample spit from all my droolin' over
these rad tunes. Surf Nation isn't just good, they sizzle!
Surf School Dropouts: Summer is a State of Mind ...by Stephen L. Robbins
Turn back the hands of time, blast out Summer is a State of Mind through that old bakelite radio
and I would swear it was The Beach Boys or The Sunrays or The Fantastic Baggys lighting up the
radio dial. Surf School Dropouts' Summer is a State of Mind is pure 1960's surf 'n' pop vocals to
the max.
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Surf Zombies, The: Lust for Rust ...by Duke


I thoroughly dig The Surf Zombies. Their Lust for Rust CD panders to my tunnel vision hot rod
mentality. Lust for Rust's 19 tracks offer more than 45 minutes of white-knuckle, balls-to-the-wall,
instrumental hot rod 'n' roll music. It's Gary Usher meets Link Wray kind of stuff. This is serious
hot rod music.
Surf Zombies, The: The Surf Zombies ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Surf Zombies' self-titled CD has a stupendous stack of surf and instro songs that whet your
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appetite and make you drool. Dig the old instruments, the new sounds, the dangerous and the
dainty and woohoo wonderfulness of The Surf Zombies. Becoming undead is optional, but you're
going to want to join the club after this.
Surfaders, The: Dragstrip Murder Mystery ...by Emma Jade Gunn
when I swiped The Surfaders' CD from the dash of Duke's '56 Chevy, I just knew, knew, knew I
had to own it. The Surfaders are the best I've heard lately and I do a lot of listening. The
musicianship is extreme, as in muy perfecto. The writing shines and the overall cohesiveness
from song to song makes this CD an entrancing story.
Surfer Joe: Seor Surf ...by Duke
What a remarkable record! Seor Surf, by Surfer Joe, is definitely one for the books. Seor Surf is
performed by two men, Surfer Joe (Lorenzo Valdambrini) on guitars and drums, and Diego M.
Fuenteseca on bass. The thing that stands out the most, and makes Seor Surf an exemplary
album, is Surfer Joe's remarkable talent. Man, oh man, can this guy play.
Surfites and Thunderchiefs: Surf Nut! ...by Justin Hayes
Okay, bouys and gulls, you've gotta check it out. Surf Nut! is a must-have for your music collection.
If you dig real records, you're going to love Surf Nut!. It's an all-instro 7" vinyl EP featuring the
groovy sounds of The Surfites and The Thunderchiefs.
Surfites, The: Here She Comes Again / Theme For Surfers - 7" 45rpm Record ...by Duke
It's a sonic gem, with two neat songs gracing its grooves. Here She Comes Again and Theme
For Surfers are fabulicious reminders of the early days of surf, garage and hot rod music. A
Double Crown Records release, Here She Comes Again and Theme For Surfers take you back to
the carefree early days of surf, girls and fun, fun, fun.
Swirsky, Seth: Watercolor Day ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Honeys, I had deja vu all over again when I heard Watercolor Day. Is Seth Swirsky channeling the
Venice Beach days and lounging in the sand along the river from my teens? Hey, I had "Summer
in Her Hair" just like Seth sings. Okay, so maybe no one was crooning along while I sat around
trying to be oh-so-nonchalantly beeeaaauuuutiful.
Swiv-O-Matics, The: Charm City Surfer ...by Emma Jade Gunn
These dudes are so easy to listen to that you feel like you're oozing off the couch with your buds,
splashing waves of fantastico music over your bod, just like in the heydays of the old surf, garage
and party bands. And they're from Baltimore! BaltoRockoSurfers! How spiky is that? Uber. If this is
Baltimore surf, I want to go!
Swiv-O-Matics, The: Music To Get Lucky By...Or...Return Of The Fez-Men! ...by Emma Jade Gunn
I sure had the urge to swish and sway and swivel my hips. Oh, baby, I gyrated and hyperventilated
and instigated a dance. This band never ceases to amaze me. Once again Baltimore's Big Boys
of Surf prove they are second to none! Way to go, Swiv-O-Matics!
Swiv-O-Matics, The: She Walks On Bars ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Summer can hit a surfer girl like a tsunami and waves can break clean and cool, but great music
is a year-long rush. The Swiv-O-Dudes not only cut fourteen Balto Rockin' surf tracks on this uber
cool CD, they tracked new territory in the surfrock genre. Another great one by The Swiv-O-Matics.
Play it again, Sam.
Szabo: Get Wasted ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Vegas Vicomtes of Virtuoso Voicings have me under their spell. Yep. You heard it right. I just
got wasted with four freaktastically fun fellows and I couldn't be happier. No wonder Pop Vulture
magazine named them a feature artist. You don't want to skip a single song on this CD.
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Threesome: Adriatica ...by Duke
Threesome pumps out power by the truckload. They have the force to make mincemeat out of
woofers and tweeters. Their debut full-length CD, Adriatica, is a powerhouse. It delivers 12 tracks
of instrumental coolness offering more than 34 minutes of action, drama and thrills.
Tommys, The: Grow Fins ...by Duke
Grow Fins rocks. It flat-ass rocks. It's alive, animalistic and tweaks that primal urge in all of us.
This is music with a switchblade edge, muscle on its bones and a strong hint of "don't screw with
me" mixed into the brew. Grow Fins is rock 'em sock 'em bump 'n' grind ... to the max!
Tourville, Tom: Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls ...by Duke
What a magnificent book! What an incredible read! Tom Tourville's Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls
blew all of us, at Surf Rock Music, away. It's chock-full of early 1960's surf, garage and hot rod
bands and artists. Autographs, photos, fliers and information populate the book from cover to
cover. Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls is jam-packed with an enormous amount of collectible
material. Aremarkable achievement, Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls is a benchmark surf, garage
and hot rod publication.
Trabants: Cinematic ...by Emma Jade Gunn
Come on. Tune in with me and find out just how versatile and outrageously talented the Trabants
are. You really don't want to miss a single note! Asuperbly versatile album, the music will keep
you glued to your speakers like grill cloth to an amplifier.
Twang-O-Matics, The: Death Grip / Werewolf ...by Duke
Two spook-a-licious instro horror tunes await you on The Twang-O-Matics' Death Grip / Werewolf
7" vinyl record. Enough thrills and chills are packed into these two songs to make Bela Lugosi
and Lon Chaney come unglued.
Twang-O-Matics, The: Fretboard Mojo ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Twang-O-Matics are an all-instrumental band. They were formed in the summer of 2011,
influenced by rockabilly, sixties garage and surf. Fretboard Mojo is the band's debut full-length
recording. My, my, my. It's mind control, I tell you. The Twang-O-Matics stole my brain and returned
it filled with gnarly instro rock notes. Believe me, their mojo is working!
Twin Guns: Sweet Dreams ...by Justin Hayes
Every once in a while you hear music that opens your eyes, tweaks your brain and makes your
ears pop. It affects you in many ways. Most of all, it commands your attention. Enter Sweet
Dreams, an 11-track album that totally enthralled me. Filled with deep, dark, kick-ass garage and
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UB Hank: Shadows Backing Tracks ...by Duke
Let's daydream and conjure up some imaginings of cool things. Imagine being able to jam with
The Shadows. Dream on and imagine Hank Marvin passing the lead over to you. Now that's what
I call dreaming the impossible dream. Do dreams really come true? Well, mine certainly did
when I went to the post office and found a complete set of UB Hank Shadows Backing Tracks
waiting for me. Manna from musical heaven or, in this case, Mustang Music. The UB Hank CDs
are a total gas.
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Ventures, The: In Space ...by Duke
Remember those 33 1/3 LP discs that used to populate the record shops? You know, the cool,
grooved 12" pancakes that slid neatly into lavishly decorated cardboard jackets? Here's a look at
one very influential album from the pioneer days of Space Rock!
Ventures, The: Teensville ...by Duke
Like, Teensville, Dad! "...The Ventures, as exciting an instrumental twosome as you are likely to
hear." They began performing in 1959 as a duet, calling themselves The Versatones. They did
some vocals in their early years, but all three cuts on this compilation album are instrumental.
Volcanics, The: The Lonely One ...by Emma Jade Gunn
The Volcanics aren't just a surf band. You're going to get some party music, some vintage rock 'n'
roll and some scary good ... oh, Beetlejuice! ... what I'm trying to say is that The Volcanics have
taken surf music and added to it in a way that beat the socks right off of my wiggling feet.
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Wah Wah Willie: Cinema ...byAnn Rein
Dennis Nattrass is Wah Wah and he's outstanding. Nattrass doesn't need to howl or shock us
with lyrics to make a point. There is an abundance of fabulous guitar playing throughout Cinema.
Nattrass is nothing if not a master of his instruments. It's no surprise his work appears in
movies.
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